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Why You Should Celebrate Halloween

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There is so much pressure that comes with celebrating Halloween. If you’re single, you may feel dorky celebrating and if you’re married, you think Halloween is only for single people and kids, but I am here to prove marrieds and singletons wrong.

For the single set, a good costume is a great conversation starter. It also seems safer to take social risks and talk to people you don’t know when you’re in costume. Being in costume makes it really easy to come up with an opening line. You can also show a different side of your personality that you may not normally show. For couples, even if you’re not taking the kids out trick or treating, imagine the laughs or looks you’ll get when you’re dressed in matching costumes, or dressed as each other, or dressed as Chucky and his bride when you open the door for the trick or treaters.

For singles, costumes can take you out of your comfort zone. Take yourself beyond your normal boundaries within reason and if you don’t go out of your comfort zone, how are you going to challenge yourself and meet other people? Expand what is possible and stretch your horizons. If you married people normally stay home on Halloween, broaden your horizons and tour a haunted house. If you’re not normally the daring type, try it out. If nothing else, it gives you a great reason to hang on to your honey’s hand.

If you’re a single person living on a single person’s income, I understand not wanting to spend a ton on your costume. The simplest things can work, so don’t put a ton of pressure on yourself to spend a lot of money or time on your costume. The Goodwill, Savers, Ragstock and the Salvation Army are all wonderful resources for costume ideas. Play up your assets and remember to be playful. Halloween is supposed to be fun. Speaking of fun, try taking your husband or wife to a corn maze. A hay ride or corn maze can be really romantic as you star gaze or get lost in the darkness. Again, another chance to hold hands with your honey, or snuggle together if it’s a little chilly and I’m sure you can both think of a way to warm up afterward.

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